Baptism in water (or water baptism)



3. Is it through water baptism that remission of sins is obtained?



No, it is not through water baptism that one receives remission of sins but by faith in Christ (which precedes water baptism). For when Jesus Christ appeared to Saul He said to him: “But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee; Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee, To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me” (Acts 26:16-18). The apostle Peter confirmed this by saying to Cornelius and his household: “To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins” (Acts 10:43).

As you can see, it is by faith in the name of Jesus Christ that one receives remission of sins.